Holland Companion Portable Gas Grill Review

Companion Portable Gas Grill

Holland went out of business in 2019. All models are discontinued.

Like all Holland cookers their Companion Portable Gas Grill has no open flame. A drip pan beneath the stainless steel expanded metal cooking grate completely covers the small burner, insuring you will have zero flare ups. The underpowered burner with Low/Medium/High settings that range from 2600 BTU to 4900 BTU input also insures you will have no searing ability. Holland Gas Grills are outdoor BBQ ovens that will bake your chicken, fish and sausage with no fear (or hope?) of charring. Be sure to bring a bag of chips because cook times are longer with Holland. At 212 square inches it has a fairly large cook surface for a portable.

The housing is stainless steel with a stay cool coil handle and lid latch for easy transport. It uses one pound propane cylinders. An optional 20 lb. LP tank adaptor and carrying case are available.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
Primary Function: 
Propane Gas
Primary Capacity: 
212 square inches
Main Burners: 
Made in the USA: 
Heat Flux: 
Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
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Holland Grill Company

Holland went out of business in 2019. All models are discontinued.

Since 1988 The Holland Grill Company has manufactured gas grills that guarantee no flare ups. Holland Grills will not flare up because the single cast iron burner that is either on or off with no temperature adjustment is completely enclosed and separated from the cooking grates by a heat distribution plate and an aluminum drip pan. They are outdoor ovens that do a great job roasting, but lack high temp searing capability. Although they have smokestacks, heat is predominantly radiant. Radiant cooking retains moisture in foods better than the hot air circulation of convection heat. Furthermore, since the cookbox is completely sealed, one can pour liquids onto the drip pan to steam foods.

Holland Grills take longer to heat up than other gas grills, have only one temperature for roasting and require a learning curve because of their unusual design. Nonetheless, those who master this cooking method love their Holland cookers and can't imagine going back to an open flame. Modern Home Products offers The Phoenix Grill, which has a similar closed cook box, but adds a variable temperature, dual control burner.

Available direct, online and at independent Hearth and Patio stores.

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